Slow Roll protest and march in support of injured demonstrator

Demonstrator Karen Huffman in stable condition at ECMC
Slow Roll Buffalo march
Slow Roll Buffalo march through the streets of Buffalo Thursday/WBEN Photo Brendan Keany

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Protesters again filled Niagara Square Thursday night for the second night in a row following the Breonna Taylor decision in Louisville.

Slow Roll Buffalo organized the gathering and it was in direct response to the incident stemming from Wednesday night's protest in which a motorist who had been stopped in front of City Hall drove through the crowd, striking Karen Huffman, a Slow Roll board member and longtime volunteer leader who also serves as a legal observer among countless community causes.

Huffman is currently hospitalized in stable condition, and described as grateful for the rapid response from volunteer medics on the scene as well as the ongoing outpouring of love and care for her.

Demonstrators gathered in Niagara Square to share thoughts and reflections on Huffman before embarking on a peaceful march through the streets of Buffalo and returning downtown.

Seamus Gallivan of Slow Roll Buffalo told the crowd before beginning the march, “A motorist suddenly revved up and rammed through, and our beloved Karen is at ECMC with broken bones but with great spirits."